The Officers Ward

Author: Marc Dugain
Publisher: Soho PressInc
ISBN: 9781569473078
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After being horribly disfigured during the war and sent to a hospital on the outskirts of Paris, Officer Adrien F. forms a special bond with the other soldiers dealing with pain and reconstructive surgery, and when a gorgeous woman joins their group, he learns that hope, humor, and humanity can exist in even the darkest of hours. Reprint.

The Celtic Ring

Author: Björn Larsson
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091144
Format: PDF, Mobi
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On a dark night in the Danish harbour of Dragor, Ulf is handed a logbook by a lone sailor who then disappears. The bizarre events recorded in the log lead to a harrowing winter crossing of the North Sea.

The Mandarins

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393318838
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II. In fictionally relating the stories of those around her -- Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Koestler, Nelson Algren -- de Beauvoir dissects the emotional and philosophical currents of her time. At once an engrossing drama and an intriguing political tale, The Mandarins is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desires and her public life. "Much more than a roman a clef . . . a moving and engrossing novel." -- New York Times

Let the Sky Fall

Author: Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442450436
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “fast-paced, fantasy-romance” (VOYA) novel. Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life. When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And as the storm bears down on them, she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

Christian Churches in Dahomey Benin

Author: Patrick Claffey
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047419774
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The Republic of Benin struggles to find its way into socio-political modernity. The Christian churches have played various roles in this struggle. This book is an account of both the historical difficulties of state formation and the role the Churches have played in this process.

1Q84

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1846556694
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The year is 1Q84. This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both. Something extraordinary is starting.

Thailand The Cookbook

Author: Jean-Pierre Gabriel
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714865294
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The definitive guide to Thai cuisine, with 500 authentic recipes from every region brought together in one comprehensive and beautifully produced volume. Author and photographer Jean‐Pierre Gabriel traveled throughout Thailand for years to research the unique flavors and culinary history that make up the country’s food culture. Here, he presents an array of dishes ranging from street vendor snacks to home‐cooked meals to restaurant tasting menus and everything in between. Learn to recreate classics such as Massaman Curry and Green Papaya Salad using authentic methods, or discover a new favorite, such as a Dragon Fruit Frappe. Recipes include advice on essential techniques, while a glossary helps introduce home cooks to less familiar ingredients. Gabriel’s breathtaking images of the natural landscape, people, and food bring to life the history behind this storied cuisine.

Cults Conspiracies and Secret Societies

Author: Arthur Goldwag
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307456668
Format: PDF, ePub
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Did you know? • Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members. • The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers. • Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, “The Box,” are all names for Area 51. An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous messiahs, crepuscular cabals and suspicious coincidences. Some topics are familiar—the Kennedy assassinations, the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, the People's Temple and Heaven's Gate—and some surprising, like Oulipo, a select group of intellectuals who created wild formulas for creating literary masterpieces, and the Chauffeurs, an eighteenth-century society of French home invaders, who set fire to their victims' feet. From the Trade Paperback edition.